Tree Services in Llansamlet from South Wales Knotweed Removal & Tree Services
Our professional tree services is a service we provide to homes and commercial clients in Llansamlet. It could be an overgrown or dying tree on your property, you are a commercial establishment with grounds that need to be kept tidy or you are a building and construction company that needs grounds cleared and trees removed prior to any development beginning. It doesn’t matter whether the job is large or small, South Wales Knotweed & Tree Services in Llansamlet can assist.
Our professional services are always carried out by our certified and experienced tree surgeons who have comprehensive knowledge and experience in the industry. They all hold CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) cards and are accredited to either Lantra or City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 in chainsaw use alongside being compliant with all industry standards.
Our work complies with the latest best practices for Arboricultural works and in accordance with BS3998 (2010). We provide assurance to all our clients that we rigorously adhere to all Health & Safety legislation at all times and we have full public liability & professional indemnity insurance, in the extremely unlikely event that it is needed.
About South Wales Knotweed Removal & Tree Services
Our Tree Services Include:
- Tree felling
- Crown Trimming
- Crown Pruning
- Stump Grinding & Removal
- Dangerous or Damaged Tree Services
- Emergency Call Out Services
- General Garden Maintenance
- Reducing Branches and Foliage
- Thinning Branches and Foliage
- Hedge Trimming
- Hedge Shaping
- Sectional Dismantling
- Garden, Ground, Site Clearance
- Weed Control
- Invasive Plant Services
- City & Guilds NPTC Level 2
- Principles of Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides (PA1/PA6)
- Principles of Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides near water (PA6AW)
- Herbicide Stem Injection
- Property Care Association
- The Control & Eradication of Japanese Knotweed Surveyor’s Training Course
- Qualified Technician (PCAQT) in Japanese Knotweed
- Accredited Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed
- NPTC or LANTRA qualified chainsaw operators & tree surgeons
Our Tree Felling Services in Llansamlet
Tree Felling is the process of making a tree fall down and it is done in a professional and safe way when using someone who is qualified.
Why would you fell a tree?
- It is decayed and branches are falling creating a risk to people and any property around it
- It is decayed and is producing fungi, for instance, mushrooms which grow at the base of the tree trunk
- Its branches are decaying and they are at risk of breaking and falling which can result in injury or damage to property or the wildlife around it
- It has died or is dying and is now hazardous for the habitat, property and people around it
- It needs to be removed to enable building and development work to begin
- It is overshadowing and blocking out the light from a property or garden
- It is overgrown and is impairing the growth of the trees and plants around it
Trees need air, space, sunshine, water and food to grow. Felling an older tree will allow smaller, younger trees to grow and flourish. Younger and healthier trees assimilate more nitrogen than more mature trees and this aids to clean an ecosystem’s air and water and this is a reason that an older tree is typically felled. Felling older trees will also make room for planting new saplings and plants.
Older trees often get to a point of overcrowding each other and in these situations, some really need to be selectively removed. In some cases, older trees grow so big that they hang onto neighbouring properties, over roads or public footpaths and in these situations they are usually removed for safety reasons.
When is the very best time to fell a tree?
If a tree is not unsafe then the most effective time to fell is in the dormant season (between late winter and early spring). Dormant trees are leafless and lighter, which consequently, makes things less complicated for a tree surgeon to cut and handle the branches during the course of the felling process, making it faster and much safer.
South Wales Knotweed Removal & Tree Services in Llansamlet offer a free full site survey visit to your property or land to take a look at the tree you have concerns with and will advise you if the most effective course of action is for it to be felled or reduced. Our Tree surgeons have extensive knowledge and will only fell a tree when there is a reason for it.
At South Wales Knotweed Removal & Tree Services we understand that one of the primary reasons for felling a tree is for safety as well as cases when trees need to be cut down for aesthetic reasons or because they are blocking light in a property or garden.
People often think the only choice is to fell a tree, however, our expert tree surgeons can guide you if crown trimming or pruning would be the much better alternative for you.
There are some trees that are legally protected and you are not allowed to fell them and our expert tree surgeons will advise you on this. If you need permission from your local authority to fell a tree on your property then we will advise you on the best way to go about this and come back to execute the professional services when the permission has been given.
When we have felled a tree we can cut the wood to the size you require so it may be used or sold for firewood, or we can use our chipper to reduce the wood leftover and remove it off-site.
Our Crown Trimming Services in Llansamlet
Tree crown trimming or crown reduction is when the branch tips are removed to a new growth point further down the branch. This procedure is used to remove dead, diseased and damaged branches along with decreasing the overall size and width or height of a tree.
You should contemplate removing the lower branches of a tree when it is 2-3 years of ages which will free up enough space under the crown for other shrubs and plants to grow and also ensuring there is enough headroom for people to walk under the tree. This process is called crown lifting and when carrying this out on older trees it should be restricted to secondary branches or just shortening primary branches to ensure the process does not damage the growth of the tree. More mature trees should be trimmed every 3-5 years compared to a younger tree which will need it every 2-3 years. Fruit trees should be pruned each year to stop the tree from overgrowing and encouraging the growth of fresh fruit in season.
Our Crown Pruning Services in Llansamlet
Crown pruning or reduction is when selected live and dead branches are removed to control the growth of a tree and decrease its height or its width. The objective of pruning a tree is to remove any unwanted, overgrown or dead branches, improve its structure, and promote new and healthy growth.
A tree surgeon will professionally and expertly prune a tree to promote a certain growth pattern and configuration of branches that are better suited to the structure of the tree and its surroundings. If you prune a tree without knowledge the tree can grow in unusual shapes and over or under grow in certain areas, so it’s usually more effective to get a gardening expert to carry this out for you as they will also do it safely.
What is the difference between Crown Trimming and Pruning?
In summary, crown trimming is used on young trees to minimise its overall growth and size as well as give enough space underneath for people to walk under it or for other trees plants and foliage to grow. Crown pruning is carried out to protect the tree or shrub to ensure ideal growth as well as removing any dead, loose or infected branches so it can flourish successfully.
Our Stump Grinding & Stump Removal Services
Stump Grinding is normally the last part of the procedure for permanently removing a tree. When trees are felled you are left with a tree stump in the ground. In many cases, this isn’t a problem but in others, the stump may need to be taken out for construction to commence or it may be a safety or trip hazard.
If a stump is left in the ground it can cause problems further down the line and these include; root diseases and fungi such as honey fungus. You should also be aware that new shoots can grow from the stump if it is still alive after being felled. Smaller stumps can sometimes be ground and removed by hand if you have the experience but the majority of stumps will often need specialist equipment, often a stump grinder machine to aid removal.
Our Dangerous or Damaged Tree Services in Llansamlet
Trees often become dangerous after we have had extreme weather; a storm or flood, or after extreme force form a vehicle driving into it as the tree’s roots will have been pushed or branches will be broken which could fall at any moment. A tree can also become dangerous if it has ongoing decay or disease, or some grow in such a way that it makes the whole tree structurally unsound.
South Wales Knotweed Removal & Tree Services Tree Surgeons will come out to examine a tree and will efficiently establish the method that needs to be followed to ensure it is safe for passers-by, vehicles and any property around it. They may decide that the tree needs to be felled entirely or they may suggest that the tree is pruned to take off any dead, dangerous or broken branches that could fall at any time.
Our Emergency Call Out Services
Our Tree Services in Llansamlet includes an Emergency Service where we will come out to your property or land and quickly to assess what needs to be done, and we will undertake the work needed to ensure that you, passers-by, vehicles or property are not in any danger of being hurt or damaged by a dangerous or damaged tree.
Our Hedge Trimming Services in Llansamlet
Hedge trimming or a hedge cutting service is when tall hedges or overgrown shrubs are trimmed back. New hedges need formative pruning to keep them healthy and stimulate their growth for their first couple of years after they are planted and this is typically completed in winter or early spring. After a couple of years, maintenance trimming is carried out annually. These processes stimulate the growth of new branches which helps make them fuller and healthier and also and reduces the likelihood of pest problems.
Our Hedge Shaping Services
Hedge shaping professional services can be incorporated into both of the above but is normally accomplished when the hedge is in its full season. It gives a shape to your hedge making it look aesthetically pleasing and well-kept.
What are the benefits of Hedge Trimming & Shaping?
- Promotes thicker and fuller growth
- Improves the overall look of your garden
- Greatly improves the health of your hedge
- Helps prevent the spread of disease and insects
- Promotes longer stems & flowering
- Reduces the chances of the hedge from overgrowing and preventing other plants, flowers and foliage from growing around it
Our Garden, Ground, Site Clearance & Weeds Control Service
If your garden or business property is looking unkempt and overgrown we offer a garden and site cleaning professional service which takes away the need for you to do it yourself. Sometimes these tasks are daunting and at South Wales Knotweed we have the experience and tools to very quickly and efficiently clear any garden or landscape space so you can start to landscape the area or building or development work can start. Regardless if you have a business premise with a garden or land then always keeping it tidy ensures your business seems professional and inviting to all of your customers and suppliers and we can help with this.
We undertake private work for householders and also offer our expert services for large scale building contracts for property developers.
We will quickly come in and clear the area, garden or site and remove all waste before we leave giving you a blank canvass to start with.
Our Invasive Plant Services in Llansamlet
As well as Japanese Knotweed, Marestail, Hogweed, Nettles, Brambles, Buddleia, Ragwort, Himalayan Balsam, Dock, Bracken, Hedge Parsley, Cow Parsley and Gorse, amongst others have colonised many gardens, public footpaths, recreational areas and brownfield sites. They are all plants which will rapidly spread and consume an area and we have the experience to ensure we remove and control them for you.
We are fully equipped to treat invasive plant species or plants and are often recommended by estate agents and mortgage brokers for our site clearance services.
Since 2015 we have been offering Garden and Tree Service in Llansamlet. If you have a large or overgrown tree or plant in your garden or your business property, or an area of land that needs to be cleared then we can help.
We offer a free, no-obligation site assessment and one of our expert and certified tree surgeons will advise you if a tree or plant can be cut back safely, or if it should be totally removed adhering to all of the UK Tree Felling legislation.
The health, wellbeing & safety of our clients and staff is at the heart of our company and we have a strong commitment to safe working practices which are constantly evolving using our expertise as well as the industries.
We are a fully qualified Japanese Knotweed Certificated Surveyor (JKCS) and we specialise in controlling Japanese Knotweed, other invasive plants and ‘general nuisance weeds’ which are found in the UK for residential and property development sites and have all the required qualifications and accreditations as well as offering an extensive tree and garden service.
We comply with all Health & Safety legislation at all times and have full public liability & professional indemnity insurance, in the unlikely event that the unforeseen happens.
Our experienced NPTC or LANTRA qualified chainsaw operators & tree surgeons who have in excess of 40 years combined within the forestry industry.
For our services related to Japanese Knotweed and other invasive weeds, we cover South Wales (including Swansea, Cardiff and Newport), West Wales up to North Ceredigion & Powys and throughout South Glamorgan, Gwent & Tenby, Bristol, the West Country, and as far north as Shropshire and into the Midlands & Birmingham areas.